Lot 746: 1972 Triumph TR6 Roadster
Triumph’s first six-cylinder TR - the short-lived TR5 - was restyled for 1969 by Karmann of Osnabruck. The resulting TR6 sported a full-width nose and squared-off tail, but under the skin the chassis remained basically the same as its independently-rear-suspended TR4A ancestor’s while the 2.5-litre Lucas fuel-injected power unit was unchanged. Handling was improved over that of the TR5 courtesy of wider wheels and a front anti-roll bar. Good for 120mph with acceleration to match, the six-cylinder TRs are arguably the most exciting Triumphs ever made, continuing to enjoy an enthusiastic following world-wide and an excellent network of spare parts and service providers.
Finished in classic British Racing Green with black interior, this TR6 was first owned by one J M Durrant, of Kensington, London W8, enjoying only two further owners before coming into the vendor’s possession in 1994. The car benefits from considerable upgrading, including an engine rebuilt in 1995 by Enginuity to incorporate a Stage 3, gas-flowed, unleaded-compatible cylinder head; over-bored block; ‘fast road’ camshaft; lightened flywheel; balanced crankshaft and full stainless-steel exhaust system. The suspension has been upgraded with ‘poly’ bushes throughout, up-rated springs at the front and Revington coil spring conversion at the rear, complete with anti-roll bar. Other noteworthy features include a Kenlowe electric fan, Bosch fuel pump, spin-on oil filter, oil cooler, wire wheels, slotted/drilled brake discs, EBC Greenstuff front pads and braided brake hoses throughout. The car comes complete with soft-top, hardtop, tonneau cover, boot rack and its original front grille, and is offered with sundry bills, current (tax exempt) road fund licence, MoT to January 2008 and Swansea V5 registration document.
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Bonhams, National Motor Museum, Hampshire
|Hammer Price (inc premium)||£7245|
|Registration number||MLN 755L|
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